Intel UHD Graphics 600 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

Intel UHD Graphics 600
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

General info

Comparison of UHD Graphics 600 and GeForce GTX 1660 architecture, market type and release date.
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Value for money (0-100)
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Generation 9.5
Code name
Gemini Lake GT1
Release date
11 December 2017
14 March 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
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Price now
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Technical specs

UHD Graphics 600 and GeForce GTX 1660's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of UHD Graphics 600 and GeForce GTX 1660's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
300 MHz
1530 MHz
Boost Clock
750 MHz
1785 MHz
Transistor count
189 million
6,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
5 Watt
120 Watt
Texture fill rate

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on UHD Graphics 600 and GeForce GTX 1660 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
PCIe 3.0 x1
PCIe 3.0 x16
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229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
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1x 8-pin


Parameters of memory installed on UHD Graphics 600 and GeForce GTX 1660: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
System Shared
Maximum RAM amount
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6 GB
Memory bus width
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192 Bit
Memory clock speed
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8004 MHz
Memory bandwidth
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192.1 GB/s
Shared memory

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on UHD Graphics 600 and GeForce GTX 1660.
Display Connectors
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1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort


Technological solutions and APIs supported by UHD Graphics 600 and GeForce GTX 1660. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Quick Sync
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API support

APIs supported by UHD Graphics 600 and GeForce GTX 1660, sometimes including their particular versions.
12 (12_1)
12 (12_1)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of UHD Graphics 600 and GeForce GTX 1660. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

UHD Graphics 600 0.08
GTX 1660 52.57 +65612.5%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

UHD Graphics 600 27681
GTX 1660 478810 +1629.7%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

UHD Graphics 600 3113
GTX 1660 79435 +2451.7%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

UHD Graphics 600 379
GTX 1660 12629 +3232.2%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

UHD Graphics 600 386
GTX 1660 13847 +3487.3%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

UHD Graphics 600 499
GTX 1660 20696 +4047.5%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good UHD Graphics 600 and GeForce GTX 1660 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of Intel UHD Graphics 600

Less power hungry (5 vs 120 watts)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

65612.5% faster (about 657 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (14 March 2019 vs 11 December 2017)
More pipelines (1408 vs 96)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)

So, UHD Graphics 600 or GTX 1660?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660.
Be aware that UHD Graphics 600 is a notebook card while GeForce GTX 1660 is a desktop one.
Should you still have questions on choice between UHD Graphics 600 and GeForce GTX 1660, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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